Quilt Patterns

National Quilters Circle has created a collection of some of our favorite patterns and quilt design ideas from around the web. Here you will find modern…
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5 quick quilted tote bag patterns
5 Quick Quilted Tote Bag Patterns
Sometimes it’s nice to take a quick break from quilting and flex your creative muscles to sew a different project. Tote bags are a great project for using your quilting skills! You can make them many different ways, finish them quicker than a quilt, and give them as gifts. We’ve compiled five of our favorite tote bag patterns here for you to try out.
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Christmas Cheer Quilt Pattern
🎁 Are you getting started on your holiday projects? 🎁 We are! Designed by our managing editor, Ashley Hough, this quilt is sure to bring you some comfort and joy. Let's get festive together with this fun and simple Christmas Cheer Quilt Pattern.
Too Hot to Handle Casserole Cover
For full Instruction and free downloadable pattern, go to • https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/A38109/?utm_source=organic&utm_medium=Pinterest
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Christmas Cheer Quilt Pattern
Time to get started on your next holiday project! This quilting pattern is perfect to make for yourself or a loved one this upcoming holiday season.
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Triangle Quilt: Quilting Triangles In Your Design
Machine quilting is a popular method for adding intricate quilting designs whether you are working on a small art quilt or making a king size quilt for a bed. Heather Thomas shows how quilting triangles and other angled designs can add energy and balance to a piece.
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Using Stripe Patterns in Quilts
Sherri Driver talks about using stripe patterns in quilts in this quilting tutorial. There are many different ways to use stripes in your quilts, and Sherri shows us how. Watch as she showcases a variety of quilting projects in which stripes are used in fun and unique ways!
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Sapphire Shimmer Pattern- FREE DOWNLOAD
The endless design options for quilt patterns can truly open up our creative minds to all the possibilities. The use of lights and darks, solids and prints, and everything in between can create so many different outcomes. This Sapphire Shimmer quilt is a remix of a stunning pattern you might recognize called Emerald Eyes, and was made using fabrics I already had in my stash (plus a few new ones to pull it all together). You might be surprised what you can create with materials you have on hand!
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Double Wedding Ring
The double wedding ring pattern is a classic quilt design that creates an intriguing visual feast for the eyes. Instructor Ashley Hough guides you through the various steps you will take as you build the design. She will introduce you to the four basic shapes that make up this pattern and how they are aligned to make those circles appear to be linked.
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Dresden Delight Quilt Pattern
Fat quarters of fabric are the perfect amount for these 5" Dresden blades. Make them in a variety of colors, and then dress them up with a fun hexagon center.
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Dresden Delight Quilt Pattern
Fat quarters of fabric are the perfect amount for these 5" Dresden blades. Make them in a variety of colors, and then dress them up with a fun hexagon center.
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Overlapping Lines Quilt Pattern
Simple squares create the illusion of overlapping lines in this easy throw. And, with large open squares, there's plenty of room to show off your quilting.
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Overlapping Lines Quilt Pattern
Simple squares create the illusion of overlapping lines in this easy throw. And, with large open squares, there's plenty of room to show off your quilting.
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Bib Building 101
As we all know too well, quilting produces more scraps than we could possibly know what to do with. Let's make something unique with those bits of fabric and turn them into a one-of-a-kind gift for those adorable new additions to the world—babies! Check out the pattern here.
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Strippy Catch-All Basket Pattern
Using up all those leftover scraps of favorite fabrics just got easier with the GO! Strippy Catch-All Basket Pattern. Download the free pattern here!
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Strip Star Sampler Quilt Pattern
Sampler quilt patterns have been popular with quilters for generations. A sampler quilt pattern allows a quilter to experiment with a variety of quilt blocks and stitch the whole thing into an attractive, useful work of art. Check out the free pattern here!
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Sewing Machine Organizing Mat Pattern
If you’ve ever fantasized about having all your necessary notions right where you need them, right when you need them, you’re going to love the GO! Sewing Machine Organizing Mat. Download the free pattern here!
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LeMoyne Star Prism Quilt Pattern
If you want to energize an otherwise boring bedroom (or any room in your home) the Go! LeMoyne Star Prism Quilt is a wonderful addition on a cold night and a way to bring an abundance of color into your world. Download the free pattern here!
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Jelly Roll Jumble Quilt Pattern
This quilt can be made entirely from Jelly Roll strips! And, with an overlapping design, it looks more complicated than it is. Click here to get started on this fun pattern!
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Stone Garden Quilt Pattern
Precise points come together in this fun, neutral throw. Plus, with the center 'stones' being made from 5 1/2" squares, you could easily add in fabric from your favorite charm square pack. Check out the pattern here!
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Modern Angle Quilt Pattern
Grab several shades of your favorite fabric color and a neutral background for this easy crib size quilt. Made from only Half Square Triangles, it comes together fast! Check it out here!
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Split Chevron Quilt Pattern
Larger pieced units and strips in varying widths allow you to highlight fun print fabric in this easy throw. Check out this pattern here!
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Overlapping Lines Quilt Pattern
Simple squares create the illusion of overlapping lines in this easy throw. And, with large open squares, there's plenty of room to show off your quilting. Check out the pattern here!
the country star quilt pattern is shown in blue and white, with text overlaying it
Country Star Quilt Pattern
Simple squares, half square triangles and square in a square units come together beautifully in this easy throw. With larger open spaces, there's more room to get creative with your quilting. Check out the pattern here!
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Emerald Eyes Tabletopper
This pattern is all about quick piecing with precision. You will learn the technique to create Eight at a Time Triangle Squares. Check out the pattern here!
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Modern Geometry Quilt Pattern
The sharp contrast between dark and light fabric helps simple geometric shapes really pop in this design. This quilt can be made in any colorway and comes together quickly with simple units like half square triangles and flying geese. Click here to get started on this project now!
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Freedom Squares Picnic Quilt
The Freedom Squares Picnic Quilt was created with the hope of future gatherings in mind. Check out the pattern here!
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Diamond in a Square Quilt Pattern
Making a quilt with many of the same blocks leaves the size options up to you! Make a fun throw size like the photo shown here, or add more blocks to turn it into a bed size. Check it out here!
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Charming Strips Quilt Pattern
A Charm pack and simple strips make up this fun and easy quilt design. Download the pattern here!
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Arrows Quilt Pattern
This pattern is perfect for you if you're new to foundation paper piecing. Large pieces with easy angles come together to make fun arrows and feathers in all directions. Check out the pattern here!
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Tetris Tumble Quilt Pattern
Jelly Roll strips and fun accent colors make up the geometric shapes in this quilt. Choose light accent colors to make the Jelly Roll prints stand out or go bold with bright, fun colors! Check out the pattern here.
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Field of Flowers Quilt Pattern
Bring in the bright colors of spring with this fun Field of Flowers quilt. With all blocks the same size, this quilt can be customized to your liking. Check out the pattern here!
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It's a Treat Quilted Wall Hanging
As the leaves begin to change and the temperature dips, quilters are gearing up for the busy season, and our minds start reeling about holiday plans and quilting projects. Get this pattern just in time for spooky season!
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Diamond Drop Quilt Pattern
This quilt might be made from lots of little pieces, but the fun part is; every piece is cut from the same sized strip in the beginning! Check out the pattern here!
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Free Row House Bed Runner Pattern
The GO! Row House Bed Runner quilt pattern is a quirky, quaint runner that would accentuate any bedding. This pattern contains a variety of traditional patterns, fashioned to create a quaint neighborhood across your bed. Check it out here!
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Pattern Freebie: Twirling Stars Quilt
If you love traditional quilts, but are looking for a project that isn’t just another simple square on square design, the Twirling Stars Quilt Pattern from AccuQuilt is exactly what you’ve been looking for. Check it out here!
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Talk to the Animals Baby Quilt
Are you anxiously awaiting the arrival of a new baby in the family? You can create a comfy blankie for your little one with nine of the most adorable babies from the animal kingdom to keep him or her company in the crib. Check out the free pattern here!
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Flying Geese Frenzy Quilt Pattern
Flying Geese in every size and color come together in this fun quilt! Neutral borders add space and make the geese stand out. Check out the pattern here!
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Dresden Delight Quilt Pattern
Fat quarters of fabric are the perfect amount for these 5" Dresden blades. Make them in a variety of colors, and then dress them up with a fun hexagon center. Check out the pattern here!
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T-Shirt Quilt Preparation
T-shirt quilts can be a great way to use up boxes of old t-shirts and keep them as mementos. While quilts are generally made from 100% cotton fabric, and t-shirts are general knit or some other kind of fabric, they can be easily combined into a quilt if the right preparation is done to the t-shirt first. Colleen Tauke explains how to wash, prepare, stabilize, and cut blocks and pieces from t-shirts to be used in quilts. She then shows several examples of finished quilts.
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Quilting Curves to Mix Different Designs
Whether you have a simply pieced quilt or a large plain border you want to dress up with intricate quilting you can do so by quilting curves, lines and other designs all together in one space- Heather Thomas shows you how.
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Thrive Quilt Pattern: Grab Your Fat Quarters - Suzy Quilts
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Dresden Plate
A dresden plate is a fun, circular unit that can be added to a quilt block or top as an applique, or easily turned into another fun project. Ashley Hough shows you step-by-step how to make a dresden plate and gives tips on how to ensure that your unit lays flat once constructed.
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Make Your Own Applique Quilt Patterns
Kelly Hanson gives us some ideas for thoughtful holiday gifts for loved ones. Instead of buying an applique pattern from the store, try creating your own! In this video, watch as Kelly creates an applique snowman as part of a fun gift for her grandchildren, and gives us some other ideas to get started on our own creations! Watch the video to learn how to make your own applique quilt patterns // DIY!
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How to Transfer a Quilt Pattern to Your Project
Whether you want to transfer the outline of a fun shape or a string of sentences onto your next project, you can do it by simply using a piece of tulle and some marking pens or pencils. Kelly demonstrates how she begins with a small piece of tulle fabric taped in place over the design she is wanting to transfer.
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Chain Reaction Quilt Patterns
June Dudley talks about Lee Heinrich’s piece “Chain Reaction” from Quiltmakers Magazine in March 2012. She also covers different versions of this piece made by Bonnie Stapleton, Melissa Radtke, and Donna Hanley. You can learn how to make this piece with the new sizes from precut 2 ½ inch strips.
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Quilt Patterns
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Irish Quilt Pattern Download
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this FREE Irish Quilt Pattern! The finished quilt size is approximately 64” x 64” and your download includes large and small shamrock templates, as well as a 1” hexagon English paper piecing paper template.
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Free Irish Quilt Pattern
Celebrate your heritage with this Celtic twist, Celtic knot, and shamrock Irish quilt pattern! This pattern is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day of the year you’re feeling LUCKY! The finished quilt size is approximately 64” x 64” and your download includes large and small shamrock templates, as well as a 1” hexagon English paper piecing paper template.
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Irish Quilt Pattern Free Download
Celebrate your heritage with this Celtic twist, Celtic knot, and shamrock Irish quilt pattern! This pattern is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day of the year you’re feeling LUCKY!
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FREE Quilt Block Challenges You Can Do Anytime!
With the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenges, you can do just that. Our goal is to help you engage your passion and get you quilting alongside friends. It’s easy! Select any of the challenges below and sign up to get the pattern. You will receive the fabric requirements, and patterns to create the quilt. Be sure to also join the National Quilters Circle Quilt Block Challenge Facebook group. There, you can share photos of your work each week and to see what the other challengers...